Archive of ‘Travel’ category

PICTURE ME ROLLIN’

Dylan Christopher is a 23-year old with a mission… He is riding his bicycle across the country, and documenting the entire voyage.

Based on a belief that life should be fun, passions should be pursued, and that there is only now; his travels will chronicle the nation’s opinion of these beliefs while promoting a sustainable, healthy, form of transportation. And to share his message and travels, Dylan is creating a documentary of his footage, photos, and stories as he rides his bike across the United States (hence the camera mounted on his helmet!).

Dylan’s route starts in San Francisco, Ca, and traverses from the west coast to the east, via San Diego, Arizona, Texas, New Orleans, and many other stops along the way, all the while, finishing in New York City. He will be visiting Apache reservations in San Carlos, a Navajo reservation in Window Rock, and hopes to experience all the beauty that the US has to offer along the way.

We caught up with Dylan on his way from San Fransico to San Diego to wish him well, and I snapped a couple of photos.

As an instructor for Elemental Awareness at the Element YMCA Skate Camp, the EA family have come together to sponsor Dylan’s adventure. Dylan welcomes anyone interested in getting involved, whether it be donations, providing a couch to sleep on along his journey, or sharing of useful information… If you’d like to help out in anyway possible, please contact him here.

Check out Dylan’s Website Picture Me Rollin’ for more details.

Be safe Dylan, and have fun! We’ll be watching as your travels unfold.

VALLEY OF THE ANCIENT LAKE: DARK

Once part of a vast inland sea that millions of years ago covered a major area of Southern California, the endorheic Salton Sea is all that remains today. Located 226 feet (69m) below sea level, the lake lies along the San Andreas Fault, and is saltier than seawater!

In the 1920’s Salton Sea became a popular tourist destination, with lots of water recreation and bird watching. Although the sea remains a major resource for migrating birds today, pollution and the natural progression of a ever increasing salinity has lead to the desertion of areas around the sea… And now it looks like a ghost town.

Here is a two part series of photos I took while visiting the area… Entitled Light & Dark, it explores the Light and Dark sides of the Salton Sea (more…)

THE VALLEY OF THE ANCIENT LAKE: LIGHT

Once part of a vast inland sea that millions of years ago covered a major area of Southern California, the endorheic Salton Sea is all that remains today. Located 226 feet (69m) below sea level, the lake lies along the San Andreas Fault, and is saltier than seawater!

In the 1920’s Salton Sea became a popular tourist destination, with lots of water recreation and bird watching. Although the sea remains a major resource for migrating birds today, pollution and the natural progression of a ever increasing salinity has lead to the desertion of areas around the sea… And now it looks like a ghost town.

Here is a two part series of photos I took while visiting the area… Entitled Light & Dark, it explores the Light and Dark sides of the Salton Sea.

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BONJOUR

Amber B Dianda - Bonjour!

For me, one of the great passions in life is to sit in my studio with a needle and thread, simply creating something that makes people smile. This is a skill that has been handed down from generation to generation, as both of my grandmothers were textile artists along with my mother and now myself.

This is my website, which houses all of my creatures, who are sewn with love, and created from felts and pre-loved fabrics. I am proud to continue the legacy of an ancient craft that once was considered a woman’s virtue, yet sadly is becoming forgotten.

My other love in life, photography will soon be featured on my site. In the meantime, and forever, the site will house my blog, including updates of illustrations, photography, sewn creatures, and coming features and projects. So please subscribe and most importantly, enjoy!

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